Letters to the Hon. William Jay: Being a Reply to His "Inquiry Into the American Colonization and American Anti-Slavery Societies."

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Leavitt, Lord & Company, 1835 - 120 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 78 - And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought : 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
الصفحة viii - ... be, pari passu, filled up by free white laborers. If, on the contrary, it is left to force itself on, human nature must shudder at the prospect held up.
الصفحة viii - Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate, than that these people are to be free ; nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government.
الصفحة 57 - Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
الصفحة 66 - Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
الصفحة 41 - The effect of this Institution, if its prosperity shall equal our wishes, will be alike propitious to every interest of our domestic Society; and should it lead, as we may fairly hope it will, to the slow, but gradual abolition of slavery, it will wipe from our political Institutions the only blot which stains them...
الصفحة 39 - Africa, and Turkey, — we have heard of the feudal slavery under which the peasantry of Europe have groaned from the days of Alaric, until now ; but, excepting only the horrible system of the West India Islands, we have never heard of slavery in any country, ancient or modern, Paga'n, Mohammedan, or Christian, so terrible in its character, so pernicious in its tendency, so remediless in its anticipated results, as the slavery which exists in these United States.
الصفحة 52 - Slavery, in its mildest form, is an evil of the darkest character. Cruel and unnatural in its origin, no plea can be urged in justification of its continuance, but the plea of necessity...
الصفحة 52 - They must penetrate the human soul, and eradicate the light of reason and the love of liberty. Then, and not till then, when universal darkness and despair prevail, can you perpetuate slavery, and repress all sympathies, and all humane and benevolent efforts among freemen, in behalf of the unhappy portion of our race doomed to bondage.
الصفحة 22 - ... degradation inevitable and incurable. The African in this country belongs by birth to the very lowest station in society ; and from that station he can never rise, BE HIS TALENTS, HIS ENTERPRISE, HIS VIRTUES WHAT THEY MAY. . . They constitute a class by themselves — a class out of which no individual can be elevated, and below which, none can be depressed.

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